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Hi there, i have a problem with my bros pc, when i turn it on, it boots up ok to the desktop then about 30 secs on the desktop it will either reboot and keep rebooting itself or go to a blue screen saying lots of stuff and mainly about the hardware any ideas why??
It is a 1.7 amd
120g seagate barra hardrive (new)
712 ram( i have taken these out and tried only one same problem)
64 graphics card
New installation of windows 2weeks ago.
Changed power supply and still the same.
thanx much appreicated.
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the blue screen STOP information is critical for us to suggest how to fix it
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the blue screen STOP information is critical for us to suggest how to fix it


This is what i get:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've have seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to be sure you have adequate disk space, if a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates, try changing video adapters.

Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates, disable BIOS memory options such as cathing or shadowing, if you need to use safe mode to remove or disable compments , restart your computer press f8 to select advanced startup options and then select safe mode.

Tech Info:

***stop: 0x0000008e (0xc0000005,0x8056e2a2,0xf5da6988,0x00000000)

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.

Contact admin or tech support.

Thats all.
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stop 0x0000008e mean a kernel mode program generated an exception which the error handler didnít catch. A kernal mode program means the program directly communicates with the kernal, which means it is not a program you installed and are running.

This is almost always a driver issue or a problem with your motherboard. It could mean the motherboard is failing, but it more often means you need to update your bios

Your first choice should be to update your video, sound and then network drivers in that order, as they are the most likely cause.
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stop 0x0000008e mean a kernel mode program generated an exception which the error handler didnít catch. A kernal mode program means the program directly communicates with the kernal, which means it is not a program you installed and are running.

This is almost always a driver issue or a problem with your motherboard. It could mean the motherboard is failing, but it more often means you need to update your bios

Your first choice should be to update your video, sound and then network drivers in that order, as they are the most likely cause.


I cant update any drivers as it turns off as soon as it gets to the desktop. Can i update any other way??
I thought it was the motherboard as i couldnt access BIOS the other day and when i was trying to install windows xp it kept failing half way through sayin disk error but the disk was fine and the harddrive cause i tried it on another pc? the disk and hardive that was.
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wait a second....you are installing xp? or it was working?

What do you mean that you put it in another machine? As the primary drive?

You need to go into much more detail as this scenario sounds more complicated then your first post implies
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wait a second....you are installing xp? or it was working?

What do you mean that you put it in another machine? As the primary drive?

You need to go into much more detail as this scenario sounds more complicated then your first post implies


Xp is working.
I formatted the hardrive and tested it in another tower by installing xp which worked fine. Then formatted it agian. (didnt put it straight into the tower.)
Cause i was having problems installing the xp on the machine which is restarting now.
Somehow i got around the problem and windows installed fine and was ok for 2 weeks then this problem started!

Edited by englewood, 10 July 2006 - 12:02 PM.

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can you choose VGA mode from the safe menu (press f8 once a second while machine is booting)

this is not the same as safe mode
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can you choose VGA mode from the safe menu (press f8 once a second while machine is booting)

this is not the same as safe mode


Yes, VGA mode works fine!
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ok, assuming that safemode with networking does not work, and this is all we have to work with, try this:

start > run
devmgmt.msc
<enter>

click the plus next to DISPLAY, right click the vga adapter, choose uninstall, then reboot.

See if windows will reinstall the right driver.

If that does NOT work, pull the drive and put it in a second computer, download the proper drivers for your videocard, then drop it back into the old computer, boot into VGA mode, and run the driver install from there
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ok, assuming that safemode with networking does not work, and this is all we have to work with, try this:

start > run
devmgmt.msc
<enter>

click the plus next to DISPLAY, right click the vga adapter, choose uninstall, then reboot.

See if windows will reinstall the right driver.

If that does NOT work, pull the drive and put it in a second computer, download the proper drivers for your videocard, then drop it back into the old computer, boot into VGA mode, and run the driver install from there


Hi thanks alot, this has worked fine, do i need any new parts for my pc or was it just a driver error?
thankyou for your time.
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I would still isntall the latest drivers for your videocard
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I would still isntall the latest drivers for your videocard


ok will do cheers
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I would still isntall the latest drivers for your videocard


Hi there i went to the nvidia website and updated the drivers and required a reboot. After the system rebooted i got the blue screen back.

Followed your steps again got it working again , but have not updated the drivers.
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download Everest Home

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